Chad Elliott’s Rest Heavy Tips The Scales
Oct16

Chad Elliott’s Rest Heavy Tips The Scales

Read our review of Rest Heavy by Chad Elliott & The Redemptions    By Rob Dickens         We get a steady stream of new music for review here at Listening Through The Lens.  I haven’t kept a log, but maybe one or two albums a day come in via mail, snail or electronic, and that doesn’t include EPs and singles.  What this means is that we listen to a hell of a lot of good music.  In the last two/three weeks for instance...

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Bill and the Belles Sing In Their Dreams
Aug25

Bill and the Belles Sing In Their Dreams

Read our take on Bill and the Belles’ new release ‘Dreamsongs, etc’   Bill and the Belles Dreamsongs, etc. Out Now   By Rob Dickens         Bill and The Belles hail from the foothills of the Blue Ridge in Johnson City, Tennessee and came together out of a mutual love for early American music.  The band has just issued its debut studio album DreamSongs, Etc. via Jalopy Records. Some essential information – Bill...

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Alejandro Escovedo Reaches The Crossing Point
Aug21

Alejandro Escovedo Reaches The Crossing Point

Read our review of ‘The Crossing’ by Alejandro Escovedo     By Rob Dickens         The Artist Alejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio (aka Antonio Gramentieri)   The Album The Crossing   The Cover The Release Date September 14 2018   The Label Yep Roc Records   The Introduction Texas songwriting journeyman Alejandro Escovedo has moved and inspired us over the course of fifteen albums.  The man has been a punk with The Nuns, a...

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Lera Lynn Plays Very Well With Others
Aug09

Lera Lynn Plays Very Well With Others

Read our review of Lera Lynn’s new outing ‘Plays Well With Others’     By Michael Emmerich LERA LYNN – PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS Duets Album with John Paul White, Shovels & Rope, Rodney Crowell & more Out Now Via Single Lock Records   Lera Lynn recorded Plays Well With Others at John Paul White‘s studio Sun Drop Sound in Florence, Alabama.  There with Lynn, White, and the Alabama Shakes’ Ben Tanner...

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The Bard Of New Jersey
Aug02

The Bard Of New Jersey

Read a personal journey with three of Bruce Springsteen’s albums By Michael Emmerich         This is not a definitive article on The Boss, but an introspective look at 3 albums which have resonated with me over time (I do need to revisit these 3 albums with a more weighty article). Springsteen is an artist I greatly admire and respect, for so many reasons; for his strong social consciousness and the way he juxtaposes darkness...

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The Mammals Glisten
Jun20

The Mammals Glisten

Read our review of The Mammals warm Sunshiner   By Rob Dickens         The Artist The Mammals   The Album Sunshiner   The Cover   The Release Date February 12, 2018   The Label Humble Abode Music   The Introduction The Mammals‘ emerged when Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar met in NYC in 2001.  Merenda is a highly acclaimed wordsmith and multi-instrumentalist, while Ungar is a terrific fiddler and daughter of the legendary (and Grammy...

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